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Politics | 9/15/2014 10:27:33 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 - Efforts to reform the beef checkoff, which doled out $182 million in producer funds between FY 2009 and 2013 for promotion and research, are beginning to show signs of fatigue as
Politics | 9/15/2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 - As concerns continue about the U.S. bee population, lawmakers are looking at new legislation that would expedite the registration of products intended to improve pollinator health

Politics | 9/14/2014 9:01:32 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2014-- Members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) unanimously called on the Environmental
Politics | 9/12/2014 2:17:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 -- Cargill filed a lawsuit today against Syngenta Seeds seeking damages from Syngenta for commercializing its Agrisure Viptera (MIR 162) corn seed before
Politics | 9/12/2014 1:27:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 - The advocacy group Food and Water Watch (FWW) has filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the implementation of new poultry inspection rules that would allow
Politics | 9/12/2014 5:46:39 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014-- The battle over renewable fuels has taken to the air. The American Petroleum Institute (API) picked 9/11 to launch the first strike.
Politics | 9/12/2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 - USDA is raising its forecast for the corn and soybean crops to levels higher than the records predicted a month ago
Politics | 9/11/2014 8:38:26 PM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 - Rail availability continues to be a hot topic on Capitol Hill as the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a two-paneled hearing Wednesday to
Politics | 9/11/2014 1:42:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 - Discussion of a continuing resolution (CR) to prevent another government shutdown will be delayed until next week as members of Congress gather more information about potential U.S. military actions in
Politics | 9/10/2014 9:09:59 PM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 - House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers today introduced what he described as a "clean" short-term Continuing Resolution, H.J.Res.124, to prevent a government shutdown
Politics | 9/10/2014 7:40:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow was presented today with the World Food Program USA's McGovern-Dole Leadership Award - its highest honor -- for her efforts in
Politics | 9/10/2014 2:52:37 PM
For those in agriculture, harvest season is a busy time. Farmers nurture their fields all year, which leads to feeding our families and much of the world.
Politics | 9/10/2014 1:29:47 PM
Nearly two out of three top executives in nonprofit trade associations in farm, food and fuel are reaping the benefits of increased compensation packages.
Politics | 9/10/2014 1:28:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - The U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) says negotiators made (important progress) on a range of issues during 10 days of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Hanoi, but apparently the contentious issue of
Politics | 9/10/2014 10:18:21 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - The EPA should broaden its decision-making approach from its traditional emphasis on reducing emissions and waste releases from individual point sources to (consider
Politics | 9/10/2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - Two separate perspectives saying much the same are coming soon to federal trade officials, warning that U.S. rice exporters face a near-crisis level of
Politics | 9/9/2014 3:05:51 PM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 - The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to promote increased cooperation and communication between
Politics | 9/8/2014 9:33:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 -- President Obama's senior advisers are recommending a veto should Congress approve a bill being pushed by House Republicans that would prohibit the EPA from implementing a proposed rule aimed at
Politics | 9/8/2014 6:08:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - As USDA continues to roll out new farm bill programs, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that $328 million in conservation funding is being invested to help landowners
Politics | 9/8/2014 4:12:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - Senate Commerce Committee Chair Jay Rockefeller, D-W. VA., and Ranking Member John Thune, R-S.D., introduced legislation Monday afternoon to
Politics | 9/8/2014 2:36:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 -- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending that Congress consider reducing the level of federal premium subsidies for revenue crop insurance programs, saying the government could save
Politics | 9/8/2014 1:30:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - Organizations representing hog farmers in the U.S., Australia, Chile and Mexico are calling on negotiators on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks to come up with a
Politics | 9/8/2014 1:24:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2014 - Congress returns from its August recess this week with House Republicans taking direct aim at several environmental proposals, including the EPA's
Politics | 9/8/2014 12:45:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a report today that further debunks the fictional
Politics | 9/8/2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - Noting that three years of negotiations had produced very little in way of reforming the beef checkoff, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he might just handle it on his own.
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